Why This MIT Dropout Started an Anti-College

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By Seeker Stories

Disenchanted with the out-of-date curriculum of traditional college, Jeremy Rossmann dropped out of MIT. Within a few years, he and co-founder Ashu Desai, started The Make School, a college replacement program for founders and developers.

“Our core philosophy is if you teach the same thing two years in a row, it’s got to be wrong because computer science as a field and software engineering as a discipline is moving so fast,” said Rossmann.

Instead of tests, there’s project-based work. Instead of tuition upfront, there’s a debt-free model charged to students only once they find employment after graduation. The Make School also claims to bring its students better access to top tech company functions, networking, and guidance as they shape their career.


Classes focus on developing desirable qualities and capabilities as expressed by current hiring managers in Silicon Valley. Beyond programming classes, subjects also include nutrition, health, writing, and exercise – tools to succeed in a professional life.

“And then some more general life skills, communication, empathy, understanding the history of tech and then a big segment on ethics. So Uber, what do we think? Airbnb, where do we stand? Is it okay to start a company in that way? Is it beneficial for society? Are the laws out of date? How does this all work behind the scenes?” Rossmann continued.

  • blue579

    How about free internet college and grad school? No indoctrination, complete open access learning.

    The globalists’ have specifically stated their new economic model will replace higher education with work training programs. Rossmann’s plan fits the bill, even if that wasn’t his intention.

    • jas

      Public school (K-12) and public college curriculum should be open to the public, textbooks and study materials used. People should be able to go online and access exactly what their local schools are is teaching, for use as part of home schooling or self-improvement if desired. The same for any college using public funds.

      • blue579

        Agree, good point. Any group or institution receiving public funds should have 100% public access and transparency, including scientific papers (Aaron Swartz). I was thinking along the lines of the enormous budding potential in free online education efforts such as Khan’s youtube tutorials. That has to explain why Bill Gates jumped onto Khan’s work as soon as it started to take off as a meme. TPTB don’t want us reaching our full potential.

  • Dave

    Yes. Because everyone should get everything for free, and work for nothing. Where do you morons come from!

    • Dave

      Oops. Supposed to go with comment below.

      • jas

        As an FYI, if you hold your cursor over the words you want to delete, you’ll see icons on the right. The downward arrow reveals a delete function when you click on it.

  • BellsNwhistles

    The oil companys get everything for free, the water company too. The concept is not that the free part is on the consumers side but that the free part is on the money printing side.

  • barebones

    All this makes sense. I dropped out of college many, many years ago because it was a slow-paced bore! I ended up as a software engineer (dumbass title) doing embedded systems, porting applications, and micro-code (age exposure here) working mostly for dumbasses who got this uneducated dumbass cheap. I loved the job; that’s what mattered.

    It’s clever how the developers substituted personal health education for a vapid sports program …. rah! rah! Next, it needs to round out an education with courses in the trivium to produce super grads.

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